This is the perfect craft for anyone who DOESN’T have a sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Just grab yourself a 50-cent box of Sweetheart candies, your favorite electric drill, and drill to the heart of the matter. In the process, you’re sure to break a heart or two… but you’ll have some sweet desserts when the project is complete!
Though the process for making these earrings is pretty straight-forward, the technique is not. Drilling a hole through the center of a hardened-sugar candy is not for the easily frustrated. I broke more candies than I successfully drilled. It took 2 boxes of candies for me to get enough color duplicates to make a set. It was an exercise in patience… but I think worth the time.
I started out with 2 boxes of Sweethearts Candy Hearts, a bottle of Mod Podge Hard Coat, and jewelry making supplies (round-nose pliers, clippers, earring hooks, 2 headpins, 4 eyepins), paintbrush, drill with a 1/16 drill bit, and lots of patience.